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Wind Turbine Technician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Wind Turbine Technicians earn an average of $19.99 per hour. The specific employer and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$35,405 - $69,042
(Median)
35K
50K
69K
MEDIAN: $44,294
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$15.73 - $25.67
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,405 - $69,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,431  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,966 - $71,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.73 - $25.67  
   
Overtime
$20.75 - $38.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,431  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$35,966 - $71,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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Job Description for Wind Turbine Technician

Since many large corporations and small venture companies are focusing on renewable energy sources, wind turbine technicians have a great work outlook for the coming years. They identify, inspect, maintain, and repair wind turbines for quality control. Their goal is to keep maintenance costs low and quality high. Wind turbine technicians assist with the installation of new systems and keep proper documentation of all repairs.

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Wind Turbine Technician Tasks

  • Write timely and concise reports regarding inspections to insure proper steps are taken to remedy any deficiencies.
  • Conduct quality control inspections on repairs and maintenance functions provided by maintenance or repair sub-contractors.
  • Diagnosis and repair wind turbines as directed by site supervisor and prepare and maintain proper documentation to support the repairs, to include parts usage and time worked.
  • Interact with onsite maintenance sub-contractor’s employees and provide guidance and training when applicable.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Wind Turbine Technician


Wind Turbine Technicians flock to NextEra Energy, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $65K lead the pack in compensation.


Wind Turbine Technicians who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Industrial Hydraulics and Electronic Troubleshooting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Electronic Troubleshooting tend to be skilled in Industrial Hydraulics as well.

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Experience Affects Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 8%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 6%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%